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Santa Clara, Calif., Protects Against Drone-Based Threats During Large Public Events

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Santa Clara, Calif., Protects Against Drone-Based Threats During Large Public Events
  • Govtech
  • 3 years ago

Santa Clara, Calif., Protects Against Drone-Based Threats During Large Public Events

When the city of Santa Clara, Calif., passed an ordinance to protect its citizens from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), it wasn’t aimed at defending privacy rights like so many others. City officials were looking at drones as potential delivery vehicles for destruction and accidental injury.

With popular venues like Levi’s Stadium, home of the 2016 Super Bowl, in their backyard, city officials wanted to take proactive steps to reduce what they see as the credible risks posed by UAVs in their territory.

Jennifer Yamaguma, public communications manager for the city of Santa Clara, said the ordinance went into effect Sept. 17 and represents a significant step toward better ensuring the public’s safety at the many large events hosted throughout the city.

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